Don Carlos Carter

November 24, 1942November 13, 2012

Don Carlos Carter was born November 24, 1942 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Lawrence and Adelaide (Lickteig) Carter. He grew up in Cresco, Iowa, graduating from Notre Dame High School in 1960. He graduated from the Minnesota School of Business, Minneapolis, MN in 1962. Don worked as a court reporter in Cleveland, Ohio until August, 1963, at which time he moved to Sibley, Iowa, and worked as a court reporter for the State of Iowa until 2005. He continued court reporting part-time for two additional years. He served on numerous committees and held several offices in the Iowa Court Reporters' Association including president. In addition, he served as Executive Director of the Lawyers Chautauqua (Okoboji Iowa) from 1979 to 2010. Don drove a RIDES bus in Sibley and he also served as secretary/bookkeeper for St. Andrew's Church. He served as a staff sergeant in the Army Reserves from 1964 to 1970. He also was President of the Sibley Jr. Chamber of Commerce, and served as a member of the Osceola County, Iowa, Board of Adjustment.

On May 4, 1985, Don was united in marriage to Linda Beck. He enjoyed golf, caring for his yard, all sports especially the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Most of all he enjoyed spoiling his three lovely granddaughters and twin grandsons who all lovingly knew him as 'Bumpa'. In 2010 Don and Linda moved to Haslet, TX, to be near their children and grandchildren.

Don was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Sibley, Iowa. He was a church director, served on the education committee, and was a lector for over 40 years. He became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Keller, TX, in 2011.

Don fought a brave battle against pancreatic cancer. He passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at the age of 69, at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Linda Carter; children Marne (Kirk) Loftin of Azle, TX, Christopher Beck of Watauga, TX and five grandchildren Madison and Kennedy Beck, and Rileigh, Ryder and Chase Loftin, all at home; sisters Elaine (James) Whittington of Flower Mound, TX, Jane (Gene) Knapp of Aurora, IL and brother Dean Carter of Hutchinson, KS; sister-in-law Karen Urness of Eden Prairie, MN and brothers-in-law Craig (Diane) Flood of Bode, IA, Stephen (Erin) Flood of Eden Prairie, MN and Robert (Eileen) Flood of Cedar Rapids, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


  • Memorial Mass Friday, November 16, 2012

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Nancy VanBruggen

December 4, 2012

Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know life will change greatly for all of you, and I pray that God's grace, strength, and comfort will help you in the days ahead and bring you His peace. Giving thanks for the years you had together, and praying for you in the coming days as you adjust to life without Don. Would love to hear from you when time permits. Love, Nancy VB class of '66 SHS

Alisa & Rick Stanton

November 17, 2012

Thinking of you and your family during this time. We were blessed to know you and Don as neighbors and friends.

Gary & Karen Trei

November 17, 2012

Linda and family, We were so sorry to hear of this sad news. Don was a great guy and was always friendly and kind to all. May you find comfort in knowing that he was a real gift to many, and is now enjoying his heavenly reward.

Adam & Stacy Reinke

November 16, 2012

Linda, praying for you and your family! So very sorry to hear of your loss!!

November 16, 2012

Linda, We're thinking of you & your family during this difficult time & hoping you feel God's comforting hands holding you up.
Many prayers for all of you,

Doug & Dianne Raveling

Lori Erkenbrack

November 16, 2012

Dear Linda, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you feel God's arms of love wrapped around you and may you know His peace!! Sending you my deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort.

Veleda Renken

November 16, 2012

I was sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers going to you and your family. RIP Don

Sande Geidl

November 16, 2012

Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Don. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
A Treasurer Friend!

Mike Clayton

November 16, 2012

Linda, We are all praying for you and your family. Stay strong and know that Don is with God and he will watch over you. You have many friends here in Iowa that will be praying for you. Mike

Beverly Eyberg

November 16, 2012

Linda--Those that we love are never really gone. It is as if their spirit guides us in so much that we do. In fact, little things will jar your memory in the middle of something entirely different. Often, it makes you chuckle. It is comforting and reassuring.

Your family and friends are a good support system. In your heart, you will find the strength to help you through this sad time. Just remember---tears are healing. Call anytime. Lots of love.